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3 Years Later, I Love My Hair For What It's Not

2014-06-12 12:14:40

3 Years Later, I Love My Hair For What It's Not

It took me 3 years to accept that my hair is MINE and no one else's.

I remember when I first began my transitioning process towards the end of 2011 like it was yesterday.

Because I wasn’t fully ready to break out of my relaxed, bone-straight hair lifestyle, I resorted to trying a sew-in weave for the first time. A few months later I finally mustered up the courage to head to the salon for a professional chop. The weave was out, and the relaxed hairs were scattered across the salon floor. This was my first official step toward accepting my completely natural hair. I was excited for this upcoming stage in my life, although I’ll admit how nervous I was. My hair was super short, it was now curly (I hadn’t worn it naturally curly since I was five!), and I was clueless as to how to care for it in its natural state.

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Devri Velázquez

Devri Velázquez

In addition to being a content editor for NaturallyCurly, I am a passionate poet, feminist, habitual thrifter, coffee lover, and music geek. While flexing my muscle of radical self-expression, I am conquering a rare autoimmune disease called Takayasu's Vasculitis.

WEBSITE: Devri Velazquez
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